The Black Crowes - The Lost Crowes (2006)
The Lost Crowes contains unreleased songs from the 'Tall' and 'Band' sessions. The 'Tall' sessions were recorded in late 1993 and early 1994 and contains some early versions of a few songs from Amorica. The 'Band' sessions were recorded in 1997 but the album was never released. They recorded and released By Your Side instead.
The release date was pushed back to September 26, 2006 due to a manufacturing error.
Chris and Rich Robinson grew up in a middle class Atlanta suburb, Marietta, where they attended George Walton High School. The first incarnation of the band began as Mr. Crowes Garden in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1985. Although the Crowes have had many members over the years, the driving force behind the band has always been the brothers Chris & Rich Robinson. In 1989, the rockers, who have been heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones, The Faces, The Band, Little Feat, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Southern rock, made a demo cassette tape that got them signed with American Recordings.
In early 2005, the Robinson brothers and Eddie reassembled the band, bringing Marc Ford and Sven Pipien back into the fold and introducing Bill Dobrow on drums. Five performances at northeastern clubs were billed mysteriously, and with little fanfare, as Mr. Crowes Garden. Until they took the stage at the Staircase in Pittston, PA, it was only rumored that this group was a reformation of The Black Crowes. Soon thereafter, the official end of The Black Crowes' hiatus was marked by seven shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom in late March. When those shows quickly sold-out, the band added dates in venues across the country, including multiple-night sell-outs. After only a couple of shows, Dobrow was fired for not living up to the professional expectations of the band (timing and attitude problems usually cited), and in May of 2005, the Black Crowes reunited with original drummer Steve Gorman at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and played a five-night sold out stand at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium. During the summer, the Crowes joined up with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for a summer tour.
Later Chris and Rich Robinson hit the road as a duo for a special run of multiple-night acoustic shows, which featured a collection of their songs, influential covers as well as new material. Billed as “Brothers Of A Feather: An Acoustic Evening With Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes,” the intimate shows were recorded for possible release.
The Black Crowes just completed their summer US tour with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers.
The Black Crowes' management confirmed that Chris and Rich are in the studio in New York and Los Angeles, California recording a new studio album, which is due for release in 2007. 
On September 5, 2006, guitarist Marc Ford quit the band. This development was announced to the public through a statement by the band's management on
Posted by wino at Thursday, September 07, 2006